Brisbane Heat are going to play Sydney Thunder in the 1st Match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 to kick off one of the best franchise T20 tournament in the world. The venue of the match is The Gabba, Brisbane, one of the most rocking city stadiums at full crowd capacity.

Brisbane Heat finished last season level on points with the Sydney Thunder and finished on 5th place in the points table just ahead of their rivals in this match. In the last season, the same match in Brisbane was the only washout that cost both teams the playoff spot in BBL.

Both teams have made great additions to their squad for BBL 09 with the expectation of improving their performances and make it to the playoffs this season.

At The Gabba, Brisbane, the fast bowlers are always in the match due to a little bit of swing and excessive bounce. The team winning the toss generally chases targets here due to the pitch getting easier for batting as the match progresses.

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Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat comes into this inaugural match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 on the back of an astonishing finish to the last season. Brisbane Heat won their last three matches in a dominating way last season that allowed them to build a good squad for the BBL 09.

Introduction of the new rising sensation in the T20 format, Tom Banton from England signed with Brisbane Heat to improve the overseas player list of Brisbane Heat. With AB De Villiers from South Africa now set to join the team for the second half of BBL 09, the team is going to get a huge addition to their squad. Don’t forget the star batsman of Australia at this time, Marnus Labuschagne and the captain himself Chris Lynn.

The bowling attack of the Brisbane Heat looks very balanced with a good mixture of fast and spin bowlers alike in BBL 09. James Pattinson and Ben Laughlin are the top players in the fast bowling department. The spinners are the biggest strength at this time for Brisbane Heat with the Afghanistan duo of and Zahir Khan and soon to join the team Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Also the youngster Mitchell Swepson has made a decent impact with the ball too.

Brisbane Heat have an advantage in today's match against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League 2019-20. The team is playing in front of their adoring home crowd, and they are very familiar with the pitch and ground conditions of Brisbane.

Players to watch out for Brisbane Heat are Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Ben Cutting, and Ben Laughlin.

Brisbane Heat Squad - Chris Lynn ©, Marnus Labuschagne, Tom Banton (England), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, James Pattinson, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, Mitch Swepson.

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder had an ordinary end to last season as they lost two of the last three matches. This did halt the progression of the Sydney Thunder coming into BBL 09 somewhat, but the decent recruiting of players in the off-season has bolstered their squad well.

Alex Hales is the star signing for the Sydney Thunder. In BBL 09, he is looking to prove a point to the England selectors after his removal from the national side due to certain issues. Chris Morris is another big signing as he has been in superb form in the T20 circuit recently. Captain Callum Ferguson and experienced Usman Khawaja are the top batsmen for the Sydney Thunder team.

The bowling attack of the Sydney Thunder is set to be led by Chris Tremain in the absence of Gurinder Sandhu who is yet to join the squad due to injury. Daniel Sams is another fast bowler looking to contribute with big performances for Sydney Thunder. The spinning department for Sydney Thunder depends on a decent player in Arjun Nair, and the young prospect in Tanveer Sangha is also looking to impress everyone in the BBL 09.

Sydney Thunder has a tough contest in their hands as they travel up north to play Brisbane Heat. Although with the Big Bash League 2019-20 set to start afresh, the team has a good chance to make a big statement by getting the first win of the tournament.

Players to watch out for Sydney Thunder are Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, and Chris Tremain.

Sydney Thunder Squad - Callum Ferguson ©, Chris Morris (South Africa), Arjun Nair, Alex Hales (England), Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu, Jono Cook, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Jay Lenton (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett.

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